Man Sentenced to Prison After Crashing Car & Abandoning Passenger


SAN ANGELO, TX – Eight months after Casey Paul Jurgens, 23, abandoned his vehicle after he crashed it and left his passenger in harm’s way, Jurgens plead guilty to two counts on Wednesday morning.

Back in March of this year, Jurgens was charged with a count of intoxication assault with a vehicle and a count of accident involving injury after he crashed his car and left his female passenger in the vehicle. According to details released by police, Jurgens was intoxicated and in a fit of anger drove his car off the road and crashed into a dirt pile. When a witness approached trying to help, Jurgens became confrontational and then ran away from the scene. The female passenger had broken toes on her left foot as well as a broken right arm.

Jurgens was located by police and arrested after a short chase. Police noticed Jurgens appeared to be intoxicated and a breathalyzer test showed his alcohol level to be at .13 or as he told the police, he would consider himself “f***** up.”

Jurgens plea agreement sentenced him to 6 years in state prison for each of the counts, but the sentences will run concurrently meaning he will serve 6 years. In addition to the jail time, he must also pay restitution of $3,007.39. The court found that a deadly weapon was involved, the vehicle, which enhances the potential punishment the defendant can face.

Jurgens had been in jail since March 2nd of this year and will receive credit for the 257 days he was incarcerated.

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